The Lord gives clarity to your authority with a clear command. The Christian leader is commanded to be a servant. Matthew 20:26 says it this way, “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.” This will look strikingly different to the world in which you live. The Christian leader will set aside selfish or personal desires for the needs of others. You will even be thinking of and looking for the needs of others before they are declared to you. You may be saying, “Well, I’m not a Christian leader yet.” Really? The phrase “Christian leader” is not referring solely to Sunday school teachers, deacons, and the pastoral staff. God has called you to be a Christian leader in your work place, in your home, and in your neighborhood. Your neighbors, co-workers, and most importantly, your family are watching you. Many of them know you go to church, pray over your meals, don’t listen to bad jokes or curse, and that you read your Bible. They want to know if that makes any difference in your life. They want to know if a personal relationship with Jesus Christ would be the answer they are looking for to fill the emptiness in their own life…or are you looking to simply serve self? A servant’s heart is not just a nice idea – it’s a command. Are you obeying God? Start with a step of victory and come to church this Sunday looking to be a blessing to others…I’ll be looking for you!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway